2015 KABA Mentorship Program

Click HERE for the Mentorship Program Flyer
Click HERE for the Mentor Application
Click HERE for the Mentee Application

David Y. Kim, Esq, past President of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California and a long-time advocate for the Los Angeles Korean American community, passed away on October 29, 2014.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law where he was named a Phi Alpha Delta Scholar. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, the United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

David practiced in the field of United States immigration law for over 30 years. In that time, he has served as a Judge Pro Tem for Los Angeles County Superior Court.  He was a frequent writer and lecturer in immigration law.  His articles, quotes, and comments concerning cases of interest have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Korea Times.

His dedication to the law and his service to this community will be missed. We the Board of Governors of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California offer our respect and heartfelt condolences to David’s family in their time of mourning.

Updated August 4, 2014: Federal Judge Dismisses Comfort Women Lawsuit.

In response to the Comfort Women lawsuit filed in Glendale, CA seeking removal of the Memorial, the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California and the Japanese American Bar Association have issued a joint statement. Please click the links below for full versions in English and Korean:
Copy of Glendale Comfort Women Memorial Lawsuit.pdf                                                             

About KABA

The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) is a pro-bono association of attorneys and law students that serves the Korean-American community and promotes the interests of Korean American attorneys throughout Southern California.

KABA assists the Korean American community by providing monthly pro-bono legal clinics, publicizing important issues, promoting the advancement of KA attorneys in the judiciary and political arenas, hosting MCLE events, and providing excellent networking opportunities. KABA also provides significant financial support to other non-profits. KABA also assists law students by funding scholarships, holding career panels, and hosting the mentor-mentee program.  Please click the video to the right for more information:

Membership Benefits

- Free or reduced-cost MCLE Events throughout the Year
- Free or reduced-cost Networking Events and Mixers
- Monthly Pro-Bono Legal Clinics
- Community Advocacy Opportunities
- Mentorship Program
- Scholarships to Law Students
- Free Subscription to KoreAm Magazine (for paid members)
- Free Affiliate Membership to the National Asian Pacific Bar Association 
   (NAPABA) (a $50 value)
- Eligible for "Affiliate Rate" Membership to the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)

Membership Costs

Attorney Membership - $50/year
Law Students - Free

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